Shah Rukh Khan was last seen on the silver screen in ‘Zero’, and the critical and commercial failure of his film has left the actor sour. A seemingly disappointed Shah Rukh says he’s in no rush to start a new project.
Shah Rukh said he would like to take some time off before picking his next project. “This time, I didn’t feel like doing it. I thought, this time, I will take out time to watch films and listen to scripts and read books. My kids are also finishing their college life. Suhana is still in college, Aryan will hopefully pass his college in a year. I want to spend more time with my family,” he said in an interview to CRI Hindi in China.
I said somewhere that I might decide in June about my next project. But I won’t even do it in June, I will only do a film when I feel like doing it from my heart. I only act when it comes from my heart, but this time I don’t feel like doing it. A lot of people are telling me stories, I’ve heard 15-20 stories, I liked 2-3 of them. But I haven’t decided yet which film to do. Because the moment I take a decision, I will have to start working on films. I will completely be engrossed in it.
Zero was selected to be screened at the Beijing International Film Festival but Shah Rukh didn’t bubble over with joy. “I said I’d come even if they don’t want to show the film, because I’ve wanted to visit for a long time,” Shah Rukh shared. “It’s a different experience,” he continued, “because we made the film with a lot of love, but many people did not like it.”
On the film’s failure Shah Rukh said, “If the audience didn’t like it, then so be it, there’s nothing that can be done.”